Object Diaspora presents photographs of objects that have been passed between people and families over time and have become imbued with a special meaning, significance and value. The objects come to embody, often, the spirit and memory of the person who originally possessed them and are given an almost ‘sacred’ status by their current owners. Like people who migrate from one country to another looking to begin a new life, these objects travel, get placed in a new environment and become part of their new culture. We breathe our spirit into these objects, and we use them with the spirit of the person who gave them to us.
This series of images are taken with a large format pinhole camera. They are toned gelatin silver prints on 8x10” Foma paper, created in an edition of 12 with 3 Artist Proofs. Images are tiered in price and increase as the edition sells out. Prints are signed, dated, editioned, and titled on print recto.
© 2018 Jennifer Schlesinger